I love a good winter wreath. Heck I love just about any wreath! What I love more is making them myself! I absolutely love the process of creating something beautiful out of random odds and ends. Today I want to show you how to make a gorgeous winter door wreath that will take you all the way from Thanksgiving into the new year. I am sharing this wreath tutorial with a handful of other amazing bloggers who are sharing a new wreath idea. Make sure to check their posts out at the end of my post.
I am a stickler for seasonal decor that works for more than just one season. I try really hard to create seasonal decor looks that can work in my different scenarios. This applies to seasonal wreaths as well. My DIY winter wreath is probably one of my most favorite wreaths I have made, and I am just thrilled with how it turned out.
Making a beautiful winter wreath does not have to be difficult. As I said, I wanted my wreath to work through the entire season, and by sticking to an evergreen scene I was able to do that. There is nothing in the wreath the indicates it is an obvious Christmas wreath, which makes it easy to be able to use it for a longer period of time.
Let’s talk about the elements you will want to use if you want to create a winter holiday wreath that will stand out and be stunning.
First, you ned to choose a wreath base. This wreath was purposely arranged so that half of the base was visible, so obviously I wanted to use something that would look nice on its own. I chose a grapevine wreath. I use this kind of wreath form often. The natural element works well with many styles and it looks great when its on its own as well.
Once you choose your wreath base, its time to collect the things you want to use on your wreath as well as the supplies you will need:
Here are the supplies I used for my winter wreath:
- grapevine wreath
- faux evergreen foliage (you can use fresh for a fresh evergreen wreath)
- pine cones
- preserved or faux eucalyptus
- other random faux or preserved foliage that you choose
- floral wire
- hot glue gun
- wire cutters
I have a whole video sharing me making this winter door wreath! Make sure to check it out below:
When I am planning to make a wreath that is a permanent fixture(instead of one that I can change out the elements for other seasons) I use floral wire and hot glue to secure my foliage and other elements.
The first thing I do is lay out all the items I have and group them so I know how much of each I have. Once I do that I will do a dry run, where I will start placing things on the wreath form, so that I can get an idea of what i want it to look like. I will not secure anything at this point. The goal is to brainstorm and get the creative juices flowing. At this point you can explore and experiment with your items and figure out how you want things arranged.
After you are happy with how you have them arranged, carefully take the items off and start building your wreath.
For this winter wreath I started with my larger evergreen pieces. It looked like faux cedar limbs. You can often take apart the artificial greenery so that you have smaller pieces to work with, which is what I wanted to do for the look of this wreath. MY greenery stems were wrapped in a type of paper, and it was easy to pull it apart into smaller pieces to work with.
The first two main pieces were wired and secured onto the wreath since they were larger. After that I started adding in other pieces alternating and pacing them where I wanted them. I like to feed them into the cracks of the wreath form and glue them there.
A HELPFUL TIP:
When working on your wreath, try hanging it up on a hook so you can see how it will look once it is hung. Things will hang differently than they will laying on a counter.
The process is simple. Add a couple items, secure them. Stop, step back and assess the wreath. Now, slowly add a couple more pieces, being aware of where you have empty spots and where you need balance.
It was important to take my time and add small pieces at a time, making sure if I added one to the left side, I tried to mimic on the right side, or as close as I could. I wanted a nice balance with this wreath.
This wreath is so gorgeous. I love the way it looks on my newly painted front door. It is a beautiful wreath and I am seriously considering making more of them throughout the holiday season.
DIY wreaths are my jam. I love the amount of customization you can do when you make them yourself. There is some trial and error when you begin making your own wreaths but once you learn the basics, its a piece of cake, and actually quite relaxing in my opinion.
You can find the foliage and greenery at multiple stores including Joann’s and Hobby Lobby. You can even score some thrift store finds to use! This wreath is the perfect welcome to my home and it is also the perfect way to start off all the holiday festivities. I will definitely be saving this wreath for next year and for many years to come.
Check out these other great holiday wreaths I have created and their tutorials:
Now on to my next project, which is my Christmas trees! I have a lot of work ahead of me, but I love this kind of work!
Now make sure to check out the other amazing holiday wreaths in below! Click on the names below the images to be taken right to that project!
9 Festive Holiday Wreath DIY Ideas
Silver Christmas Wreath DIY // Happy Happy Nester
How To Make A Simple Foraged Wreath // Most Lovely Things
Beechnut Husk Holiday Wreath // Finding Lovely
Mini Christmas Wreath From Thrifted Sheet Music // The DIY Mommy
Holiday Wreath Hack // My Sweet Savannah
Embroidery Hoop Hanging Ornament Wreath // Tatertots & Jello
DIY Asymmetrical Christmas Wreath // Zevy Joy
Scandinavian Christmas Wreath With Paper Snowflakes // Modern Glam
A Gorgeous Winter Wreath Tutorial // Twelve On Main